Dr. Matthew Blecha, MD
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Vascular Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Care of peripheral vascular disease includes : lower extremity arterial disease; carotid artery occlusive disease; varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency; aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms; deep vein thrombosis; renal artery and mesenteric artery occlusive disease; dialysis access; wound care

Biography

Dr. Matthew Blecha, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Blecha is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago and The University of Chicago Medical Center.

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blecha to family and friends
    3.4
    based on 5 total surveys (1 with a review)
    Dr. Blecha's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (1)
    in Chicago, IL |
    Nothing but problems with this doctor. First surgery prescribes an inadequate amount of pain medicine. Ended up in the ER on morphine drip because of it. When other surgeons in ER found out about medicine dosage, all were stunned. Second surgery dr blecha writes a prescription that has 2 narcotics on the same piece of paper which come to find is illegal. This man is uninformed and has a terrible bedside manner.
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    Dr. Blecha's Care Philosophy

    Care of peripheral vascular disease includes : lower extremity arterial disease; carotid artery occlusive disease; varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency; aortic and peripheral artery aneurysms; deep vein thrombosis; renal artery and mesenteric artery occlusive disease; dialysis access; wound care

    Dr. Blecha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Vascular Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Blecha has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement (12/15/2015)
      • Amount or Range: $750,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
      • State: Illinois
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    • General Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Aneurysm
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Arteriosclerosis
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Heart Disease
    • Leg Venous Ulcer
    • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
    • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Trauma
    • Vasculitis
    • Vein Diseases
    • Venous Compression
    • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Venous Insufficiency

    Education

    • Medical School
      Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

      Graduated in 2001

    • Internship Hospital
      Saint Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      Saint Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 2006

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Uw Health Uw Hospitals and Clinics

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      Boston College

      Graduated in 1996

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Vascular Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Peripheral Artery Bypass
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
    • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
    • Venous Sclerotherapy